Week 1

Monday 3/30

  • download the Photoshop tutorials from the class Dropbox folder
  • take one or more photographs of the letter shapes “i” and “v” in IV, and upload the photo(s) to the class Flickr group before class on Wednesday 4/1
  • send me the URL of your WordPress blog

Wednesday 4/1

  • read Spiekermann & Ginger, “Looking at Type”
  • read Strizver, “A Brief History of Type”
  • download the Typography handout from the class Dropbox folder
  • upload your revised letter shape to the class Flickr group before class on Monday 4/6

note: all readings are in the class Dropbox folder


Week 2

Monday 4/6

  • read McCloud, “Show and Tell”
  • upload your text-on-a-path and masked text to the class Flickr group before class on Wednesday 4/8

Wednesday 4/8

  • read Kress, “The Futures of Literacy”
  • take a look at some successful “visual concept” collages from previous classes
  • upload your  visual concept to the class Flickr group before class on Monday 4/13

Week 3

Monday 4/13

  • download the Design handout from the class Dropbox folder
  • check out these word cloud examples
  • upload your word cloud to the class Flickr group before class on Wednesday 4/15
  • post your response to this question at your WordPress blog: Based on your reading in the Isla Vista Resources section and your exploration of new areas of Isla Vista, what new things have you discovered about Isla Vista that might factor into your IV postcard project?

Wednesday 4/15

  • create the text/image combination for the front of your IV postcard, and upload it to the class Flickr group before class on Monday 4/20
  • write the text for the back of your postcard (factual information and message), and post it at your WordPress site before class on Monday 4/20

Week 4

Monday 4/20

  • create the front and back of the postcard in InDesign; save the file as a PDF and upload the PDF to your WordPress site before class on Wednesday 4/22
  • write a draft of the introduction for your postcard project, and post it at your WordPress site before class on Wednesday 4/22
  • download the Diction handout from our class Dropbox folder

Wednesday 4/22

  • complete the Isla Vista Postcard Project: before class on Monday 4/27
    1. upload the PDF of the front and back of your postcard to our class Dropbox
    2. post the front and back of the postcard as images on your WordPress site
    3. post your introduction to the project at your WordPress site
  • take a look at the personal infographics of previous students in Writing 105M

Week 5

Monday 4/27  Isla Vista Postcard project due

  • read Wolf, “The Data-Driven Life”
  • look through the infographic resources listed at our class Resources page

Wednesday 4/29

  • send me an email with your proposal for the Personal Infographic project before class on Monday 5/4; let me know the following:
    • what topic are you going to explore?
    • how will you gather/access the data?
    • what models do you have in mind for how your infographic will look?
  • complete a draft of your infographic project with at least the title, your name, and one graphic element; upload the image to our class Flickr group before class on Monday 5/4

Week 6

Monday 5/4

Wednesday 5/6

  • complete a third draft of your Infographic project and upload it to our class Flickr group before class on Monday 5/11
  • write a draft of the introduction for your Infographic project

Week 7

Monday 5/11–class cancelled

Wednesday 5/13

  • complete the Infographic project and upload it to your blog, along with the introduction, before class on Monday 5/18
  • bring a copy/draft of your print resume to class on Monday 5/18

 


Week 8

Monday 5/18 Infographic Project due

  • revise your print résumé
  • check out Timeline JS and Prezi
  • complete a draft of your alternative résumé and be prepared to show it in class on Wednesday 5/20

Wednesday 5/20

  • complete a second draft of your alternative résumé and be prepared to show it in class on Wednesday 5/27
  • write a draft of your cover letter and be prepared to show it in class on Wednesday 5/27
  • bring your print resume to class on Wednesday 5/27

 


Week 9

Monday 5/25 — holiday!

Wednesday 5/27

  • complete the Alternative Résumé Project and post it at your WordPress blog
  • review your Writing About Me screencast, and identify several points that you can make about your writing process based on watching yourself write

Week 10

Monday 6/1 Alternative Résumé Project due

  • create a draft of your Writing About Me video and upload it to our class Dropbox folder
  • make sure your original screencast is available for peer review (in Dropbox or elsewhere)

Wednesday 6/3

  • complete your Writing About Me video and upload it to our class Dropbox folder

Monday 6/8 Writing About Me Project due

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